A Proven Azure Cloud Services Partner
When you offer your customers Azure Cloud Services, you’re actually bringing them to a complete, comprehensive new operating environment for computing and information management. Azure provides more than most any other data center ever has. Not just compute and storage, but literally thousands of services, every configuration of server any company could ever require, all the major operating systems, databases, cognitive, artificial intelligence and machine learning support, and so much more.
Any company coming to such an enormous new world will always require a knowledgeable guide to help them take greatest advantage of everything that is now available to them. When you partner with Stratos Cloud, any time your experts encounter a challenge they can’t yet step up to they can call upon our experts to provide the answers and the training they need to expand their own capabilities.
Take your customers on this guided tour of their Azure journey:
In the immortal words of Benjamin Franklin, “A failure to plan is a plan to fail.”
When it comes to the migration to cloud, such a failure can be enormously costly, and may delay the eventual transition due to the fear of failing again. Instead, why not get it right the first time and help speed your customer’s cloud journey?
Stratos Cloud Readiness methodologies are time-tested and proven across thousands of customers. We begin with an assessment of their Digital Maturity which establishes what stage of computing sophistication they are currently at. As you transition them to cloud you’ll want to take the opportunity to advance this. To do so we provide you with a variety of Training & Coaching services to offer. You’ll also have the best possible support for outsourcing whatever services you cannot provide to your customer yourself, and complete guidance when it comes to securing their new environment.
Customers also appreciate technology experts who are very conscious of cost. Your ability to provide them with the best guidance on the most cost-effective way to license all their new cloud services will generate tremendous gratification, satisfaction, and confidence.
Even though the fundamental Azure platform is fully operated by Microsoft, the use of Azure resources must still be managed as would any other resource. Your customer wants to be sure none of their users leave VMs running incurring costs unnecessarily. They also want to optimize the storage capacity they’re using, monitor the network, keep track of each project’s utilization, and much more. If you’re not offering your own managed services for Azure, and even if you are, Stratos Cloud provides the backup you need to make sure those managed services are comprehensive and keep your customers thoroughly delighted with their Azure experience.
Azure is the ideal platform for designing, developing, and deploying new applications. Developers spin up servers as they need them to develop and test new modules. They also call up many powerful tools available on Azure to aid their development processes. When it’s time to deploy to users all that is required is simple transfer to more fully configured servers followed by a hand-off to the DevOps folks who will work with the users directly.
Azure square one is the actual migration of workloads from their current on-prem location to the Azure cloud. A proper migration requires planning, preparation, and contingency readiness in case of any problem. Stratos Cloud augments your own migration capabilities when bringing your customers to the cloud.
Business Continuity & Data Security
One of the things you and your customer most want to avoid is disruption. Many elements could cause delay, anomalies, or outages and your best defense is great preparation. This includes assuring the integrity and safety of all data assets against intruders and other cyberthieves, the complete, timely backup of all data to a safe remote location, and proper configuration of all fail-over and redundant system resources. Stratos Cloud brings you the experience you need to assure that your team can provide all of this to your customers.
You, Stratos Cloud, and Azure Cloud Services
Your customers will eventually move completely to the cloud. They may do it with your competitors, or they’ll do it with you if you can provide a superior offering. With the support of Stratos Cloud you can migrate your customers, train them, support them, improve their operations, reduce their operating costs, and much more without having to invest a dime in training or preparation. While Stratos Cloud is providing that backup, you may want to use the opportunity to prepare yourself to take over more of it and enjoy more of the available profitability yourself!